Chicago Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association


  • 17 May 2022 11:24 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    The 11th Airborne Division is coming back! And they will sport the new "Arctic" tab above the traditional "Airborne" tab - a first. 

    Read more about it here and here


  • 03 Apr 2022 16:03 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Happy Birthday wishes to our Chicago Chapter members celebrating in April:

    05 APR John Geraci of Wauconda, IL, 82

    12 APR John Tucker of Saxeville, WI, 80

    13 APR Daniel Carrick, 39

    16 APR Joseph Vuich of San Pedro, Belize, 59

    18 APR Jeremy Hetrick of Henderson, NC, 47

    20 APR Aaron Pylinski of Chicago, IL, 44

    20 APR Jerry O'Meara of St. Simons Island, GA, 63

    24 APR Lavon Cuyler of Naperville, IL, 41

    29 APR Robert Bliss of Princeville, IL, 39

    30 APR Ronald Gensaw of Merrillville, IN, 60

    (If you celebrate in April and you're not listed above, then your DOB isn't listed in our database. Please let us know)

  • 02 Apr 2022 13:18 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Welcome to our newest Chicago Chapter member, Joseph Gonzalez of Chicago, IL! Joseph served with 3/4 ADA as a 31U from 1993-97 and retired in 1997 at the rank of SSG.

    Welcome, Joseph - Airborne, All The Way!

  • 27 Mar 2022 16:21 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    We recently received this news from National, with a request to share. 

    Please share the following with your members:

    The 82nd Airborne Division Association Education Fund has the unique opportunity this year to provide a number of scholarships to Spouses and Children of 82nd Airborne Division Veterans who have a service related rating with the Veterans Administration.

    If you are interested contact the 82nd Airborne Division Association Education Fund at: or call (910) 223-1182 to obtain an application. We are aiming to distribute Scholarships in June 2022 so don’t wait. We will begin accepting applications immediately.

    CSM (Ret) Bill Bauer 
    Executive Director
    82d Abn Div. Association, Inc.

  • 19 Mar 2022 12:10 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Welcome to our newest Chicago Chapter member, Scott Lawryn of Des Plaines, IL! Scotts served with CSC 1/504th PIR as an 11C from 1983-87 and earned the rank of SGT. 

    Welcome, Scott - Airborne, All The Way! 

  • 14 Mar 2022 08:39 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Happy Birthday wishes to our Chicago Chapter members celebrating this month:

    04 MAR William Ferry, 63, of Cedar Lake, IL

    08 MAR Colin Cleek, 37, of Volo, IL

    10 MAR Jose Palacios, 73, of Marengo, IL

    15 MAR Joseph Scherer, 64, of Fountain Inn, SC

    15 MAR Donald Strazer, 93, of Beach Park, IL

    15 MAR Julius (Jay) Siler, 64, of Grapevine, TX

    17 MAR Carl Schuett, 67, of Ft Mill, SC

    18 MAR John Milazzo, 78, of Streamwood, IL

    Airborne, All The Way!

  • 04 Mar 2022 10:26 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    We've received word from Chapter 37 Special Forces Association (SFA) that they have decided to cancel their annual Military Ball due to COVID concerns. The event had been planned for 09 April at Fountain Blue Banquets in Des Plaines, IL. 

  • 23 Feb 2022 11:20 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Welcome to our newest Chicago Chapter member, Jim Trimby of Bonfield, IL! Jim served with B/2-325th AIR (82nd Airborne Division) from 1975-79 and then with 1/12th SFG, earning the rank of SSG/E-6. Jim was a proud 11B who earned Senior Parachutist wings, the EIB and the Ranger Tab.

    Some of you met Jim at our last chapter meeting on 06 Feb at Rock Bottom in Warrenville.

    Welcome to the Chicago Chapter, Jim - AATW!

  • 22 Feb 2022 11:20 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Welcome to our newest Chicago Chapter member, James Schafer of Lake Bluff, IL. James retired in 2018 at the rank of LTC, following 21 years of service. He is a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. James served with both the 82nd Airborne Division (504th PIR, 2-44th ADAR) and USASOC.

    Welcome to the Chicago Chapter, LTC Schafer -- AATW!

  • 01 Jan 2022 06:38 | Mark Mueller (Administrator)

    Happy New Year, Chicago Chapter and friends!

    We're looking forward to another year of Airborne camaraderie and service to our membership and our Airborne community.

    You Executive Board for 2022 is:

    • Mark Mueller - Chairman, Treasurer
    • Rene Hernandez - Vice Chairman
    • Carl Schuett - Secretary
    • Glenn Granat - Sgt At Arms, Historian

    Airborne, All The Way!


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